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World Health Organisation delegates visit Chelsea and Westminster

08 February 2012

Professor Derek Bell, Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London—based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital—hosted a visit to the hospital today by a group of delegates from the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at Imperial College London.

Photo: Consultant Physician Dr Dilys Lai welcomes World Health Organisation delegates to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Professor Derek Bell, Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London—based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital—hosted a visit to the hospital yesterday by a group of delegates from the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at Imperial College London. The visit was led by Professor Salman Rawaf.

Doctors from countries including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Cuba, Jamaica and Sudan came to Chelsea and Westminster to hear about the implementation of a new ‘care bundle’ approach to the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)—this new approach has been piloted at Chelsea and Westminster through a project funded by CLAHRC for Northwest London and is now being rolled out to other hospitals in the capital.

The World Health Organisation group visited the Acute Assessment Unit and David Erskine Ward at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with Consultant Physician Dr Dilys Lai and also heard patients’ perspectives on being treated using the new COPD care bundle approach.

  • See the March edition of our hospital magazine Trust News for a more detailed report on the visit and the COPD care bundle